1 DREAD FLYING. So when, on the morning of March 31, 1962, I finally took off from London on El AI Flight 234 to Tel Aviv, I was bitten by the customary fears. Suddenly we thrust through the clouds closer to the sun and stillness: I began to feel elated.By MORDECAI RICHLER26 min
THE WORD "PEACE" has been appropriated so frequently and distorted so much by the Russians that millions of people in the United States have for years associated it with communism, disloyalty and other things that the professional patriots lump under the heading of "un-American.” Most of the same Americans have looked with almost instinctive suspicion on groups identified as Peace groups.By IAN SCLANDERS19 min
FIFTEEN YEARS IN Montreal and then sixteen in Ottawa give a man a double dose of Canada’s endemic disease, Torontophobia. He knows and believes all the standard jokes—first prize one week in Toronto, second prize two weeks in Toronto: I spent a fortnight in Toronto one weekend: Toronto would be fine if it didn't have so many Torontonians: and so on.
THE PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS OF CANADA have never had it so good. There have never before been so many art galleries showing pictures, or so many collectors willing to surrender good money in return for canvas covered with paint. The rich and the well-to-do of Canada, like their counterparts in all the western democracies, are in the grip of what an art dealer friend of mine calls, his eyes gleaming, 'art hunger.”By ROBERT FULFORD8 min
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